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WB016: Food as Medicine (An exploration of main meals-Breakfast)

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The very thin sick me. Chronically ill three years ago and rapidly losing weight.

 

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A very overweight and unhappy version of myself at the start of a 14 year health journey. It is hard to believe this is me.

Leading into teaching the second of her Food as Medicine Workshops Carolyn reviews the Hot Topics from Session 1 and begins a review of delicious whole foods based main meals starting with breakfast. It is a visual feast as Carolyn talks us through what she has for breakfast including an assortment of egg dishes, green smoothies, healthy pancakes or no breakfast at all. Breakfast can be leftovers from dinner the night before and is an important meal for those transitioning from the SAD diet to a more clean eating Paleo approach. All recipes are gluten, dairy and processed sugar free and many are listed in detail on her amazing Website at www.holisticwellnessforlife.com. Listen, Learn, Live it, Love it and then leave a review/rating on iTunes!

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WB015: Food as Medicine (The Basics)

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Carolyn goes into further detail explaining the Food as Medicine approach in this second episode looking at the local workshops she is conducting. With a focus on grassfed meat, above ground vegetables, healthy fats, fruit, nuts and seeds, Carolyn explores the core of Whole Foods eating which centres on the S.L.O.W approach. Carolyn follows a strict healthy Paleo diet which has supported her recovery from chronic illness. She lives a Food as Medicine approach and teaches this to the participants of this three session course. Share in the journey as she discusses how her students are responding to the workshop material and the challenges of moving from a SAD diet for a variety of reasons including weightloss, chronic illness and general health challenges.

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WB014: Food as Medicine Introduction

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An introduction into Food as Medicine, Whole Foods Eating, Mindful eating, Paleo with an exploration of the ‘Why’ which many people don’t understand when starting on this journey. Carolyn explores topics such as eating to satiety, listening to your body, surrounding yourself with supportive people, self care and motivation. Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach Carolyn Gray lives a clean eating life after recovering from a range of chronic illnesses and starts the discussion in this episode about introducing Food as Medicine into your life to support positive gene expression, achieiving your own individual Wellness Goals and embracing home cooking as the only way to support a healthy food intake.

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WB010: Pain Management and Mindful Living with Jo Belton

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Ex Firefighter Jo Belton who is based in California, shares her journey of recovery from an injury suffered on the job. Enduring years of pain, surgery and retirement from the career she loved, this is an inspiring story of a journey of self discovery, exploration, empowerment and motivation. Jo manages her pain by focussing on her creativity, University studies and strengths. She has chosen to embrace the whole person and is now sharing her journey and story to inspire others. Jo’s Website: www.mycuppajo.com

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WB009: The Paleo Kitchen with Carolyn Gray

Come on a tour of Carolyn’s kitchen. Learn what appliances, gadgets and kitchenware are important when running a Whole Foods based kitchen. It’s a workplace, meeting centre, hub of the home, a destination and more. Carolyn follows a strict Paleo diet following years of chronic illness which is now a distant memory. She shares the challenges of feeding children non-Paleo foods and how this is managed as well as now having to share her kitchen with a husband and three children who are all embracing cooking.

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One side of my kitchen showing the Oscar Neo cold pressed juicer, the regular centrifugal juicer, toaster, bottled water, spiralizer and water filter.
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The other side of the kitchen showing the grinder, mixer, food processor, high speed blender and kettle.
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In this view you can see the dishwasher and the floor is very easy to clean.
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The new fridge/freezer combo. Each side is quite narrow but l love the convenience of it and it is a change from the very wide fridge with one large door that we used to have.
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This is most of the fridge side.